Past Event

Intergenerational Jam Session

Bringing together singers, musicians, dancers, spoken word artists and audiences of all ages to experience the power of jazz, community, and swing!

Co-led by Artistic Director Eli Yamin and special guest Catherine Russell, voice and Evan Christopher, clarinet with Jennifer Vincent, bass, and Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax, drums.

50th Birthday and Book Release Celebration for So You Want to Sing the Blues by Eli Yamin

Blues Book cover

Engaging the Community in Jazz Arts Experiences: Intergenerational Jazz Jam is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.

About the Artist

Eli Yamin is a jazz and blues pianist, composer, singer, producer and educator. Raised in the bands of jazz masters Walter Perkins, Illinois Jacquet and Barry Harris, his joyful and imaginative piano playing have taken him around the world with his own groups as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Department of State and led him to perform and teach at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City and President Obama’s White House. Yamin co-founded and serves as Managing and Artistic Director Jazz Power Initiative, a non-profit organization that transforms lives through jazz arts education.